The third Short Film Night all around Slovenia

How many shorts fit into the longest night?

On Winter Solstice on 21 December, the sun will rise at 7:41 and set at 16:19. The day will only be 8 hours and 38 minutes long. On this day five years ago, France thought of the shortest film format and founded the International Short Film Day. The number of countries participating in the event is increasing steeply: this year more than fifty countries will take part in it worldwide. Slovenia joined the event in 2014. At the initiative of the Slovenian Film Centre, on 21 December the selected cinemas will be showing short films for the third time in a row.

Slovenian Cinematheque, where the central event will take place, will screen films in the following categories: classics, animated films for adults, a selection from the the 19th Festival of Slovenian Film, student films of the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television and the Academy of Arts of the University of Nova Gorica, a selection of the Postaja DIVA archive (Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana), and a selection from the Ljubljana Short Film Festival.

Take a look at the programme and find the answer on 21 December.

Call for Short Film Day participants

The Short Film Day is expanding and reaching new countries! We know of a number of projects around Europe (see our list here) but there are probably more we are not aware of : please let us know about the Short Film Day in your country and answer our survey by contacting the Short Circuit’s coordinator, Florence Dupont!

The Short Film Day 2015 in Sweden

The Swedish Film Institute organized the second edition of Short Film Day in Sweden (“Kortfilmsdagen”), doubling the number of participating venues from the previous year. In 2015 there were screenings in cinemas, libraries, art galleries, churches, shopping malls and schools in 23 cities all over the country.

Italian short film programme around the world for the Short Film Day

For the SHORT FILM DAY 2015, the Italian Short Film Center (Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio) has selected a programme with six Italian recent short films that will be screened in 22 Italian cities as well as 17 cities round the world thanks to the network of the Italian Cultural Institutes.

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